When you feel bloated, the last thing you want to do is bare all in a bikini, or worse, slip into a little black dress for that special occasion you’ve been looking forward to for months.
Don’t let a bloated belly ruin your summer! Instead of suffering on last minute crash diets, stick to de-bloating foods on a regular basis, like yogurt, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins. Foods like asparagus, cucumbers and celery are particularly helpful in ridding your body of excess water. Monounsaturated fats are also shown to help flatten your belly, so amp up your intake of healthy fats by eating more peanut butter, almond butter, avocados, and olive oil.
Avoid anything high in salt, fat, and sugar, including processed foods, lunch meats, fried foods and cheese. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, preferably more to help flush out excess water. The day of an event, avoid vegetables that are harder to digest, like broccoli and brussels sprouts, which can cause bloating and gas.
If you’re really concerned, try this anti-bloat juice from Jillian Michaels:
1 Dandelion Root Tea Bag
Sugar or Stevia to taste
1 Tbsp Cranberry Juice (100% sugar-free)
60 Ounces Distilled Water
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Steep tea bag in hot water. Chill, and add the remaining ingredients.
For more tips on getting rid of bloat:
Beat The Bloat: What’s Causing Your Belly Bloat, and How to Get Rid of it